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ICANN Meetings in Shanghai

28-31 October 2002
(pre-meeting activities 27 October 2002)

The preliminary report of the Board's 31 October 2002 meeting is now available.

Output of the real-time captioning for the Public Forum on 30 October 2002 meeting is now available:

Output of the real-time captioning for the Board's 31 October 2002 meeting is now available.

Video of the Shanghai Meeting is available for viewing.

ICANN's next round of meetings will be held 28-31 October 2002, in Shanghai, China. The meetings are free to attend, and open to any interested person. ICANN encourages broad participation in its bottom-up consensus-development process. You can take part in these meetings by attending in person, by taking part in the webcast and remote participation opportunities, and/or by joining one of the various ICANN-related mailing lists.

Various pre-meeting activities will be held in Shanghai on 27 October 2002. This web page gives information about the pre-meeting and meeting activities and arrangements.

The Host Committee has provided a local website with information regarding the area, the meeting, and local hotels.

Details about the meetings will be posted on this page as they become available. Please check back often!


Visas: A passport (valid for at least three months after your departure from China) is required to enter China. A visa may also be required. Please contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate Office of China for details and relevant forms.

If required, a letter of invitation may be obtained by sending a request by e-mail to, include the following information:

  • Your name as it appears on your passport
  • Your nationality
  • Your occupation/profession
  • Your passport number
  • Place where you will apply for a Chinese visa
  • Your arrival date
  • The name of your hotel in Shanghai
  • Contact methods (fax number and postal address are important)

For more detailed information about visa requirements, see the local host site.


The meeting will last from 28-31 October 2002. There will also be pre-meeting activities on 27 October 2002. This following tentative schedule is subject to adjustment. Updated 28 October 2002.

For security reasons, meeting participants will be asked to show their passport when picking up their official nametags at the conference registration desk. Name tags will be required to enter the venue for all meetings. Pre-registration is encouraged, although on-site registration will be accepted at the registration desk.

Sunday, 27 October 2002

Monday, 28 October 2002

Tuesday, 29 October 2002

Wednesday, 30 October 2002

Thursday, 31 October 2002

All meetings will be held at the Shanghai International Convention Centre.

See the local site for more details concerning the venue


ICANN appreciates the support of the community in providing financial sponsorship for ICANN meetings. This sponsorship is a vital part of enabling ICANN to provide quality programs for meeting attendees. In particular, such generous sponsorship allows ICANN to hold its meetings in geographically diverse locations that allows broader participation across the world's Internet community. Please see the Local Host's Website for details.

ICANN reserves the right not to accept sponsorships from organizations whose missions and activities conflict with ICANN policies.


The DNSO General Assembly, Public Discussion on Transfers of gTLD Domain Name, ICANN Public Forum, and ICANN Board meeting will be webcast by RealAudio. Click here to receive the feed.

Questions during the meeting may be sent to


To pre-register for the Shanghai meeting, click here.

While pre-registration is not required, the information will be used to prepare printed nametags. Pre-registration will also assure that you're kept up to date about logistical details as information becomes available.


Members of the press should contact the ICANN General Counsel, John Jeffrey for assistance of any kind.

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